Maple Syrup Pork Roast

Maple Syrup Pork Roast
Staff Writer

Sodium Girl

This recipe uses the popular flavors from a roast ham glaze on a less salty piece of pork for a trimmer, healthier roast. 


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees with the rack in lower third of oven.

Whisk the oil and the salt-free garlic powder together and rub it all over the pork roast. Then, a handful at a time, pat the roast with the crushed peppercorns until the roast is completely covered.

Place the pork in a roasting pan and cook for 15 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 375 degrees and cook for another 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix the maple syrup, the apricot jam, and the molasses together until combined. Take the roast out of the oven and, using a basting brush, slather the glaze all over the top of the roast. Place back into the oven and cook for another 15 minutes. Then, repeat, giving the roast a second good brushing of the glaze and cook for a final 15 minutes. The thickest part of the meat should read 145 degrees on a thermometer when it is done.

Transfer the meat to a cutting board to let it rest for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, transfer all the roasting liquids and leftover marinade to a small pot. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 5 minutes, then lower heat and let the liquid reduce by a third, about 15 minutes. Whisk the flour and water together in a small bowl until smooth and then add it to the gravy. Cook for a final 5 minutes until it has thickened. Turn off the heat and pour the gravy into a boat. Slice the meat and serve while warm.


Calories per serving:

607 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb, Low Sodium Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 37g 57%
  • Carbs 17g 6%
  • Saturated 12g 58%
  • Fiber 1g 2%
  • Sugars 12g
  • Monounsaturated 18g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 50g 99%
  • Cholesterol 157mg 52%
  • Sodium 132mg 5%
  • Calcium 71mg 7%
  • Magnesium 64mg 16%
  • Potassium 979mg 28%
  • Iron 2mg 13%
  • Zinc 5mg 30%
  • Phosphorus 497mg 71%
  • Vitamin A 7µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 2mg 4%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 151%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 45%
  • Niacin (B3) 11mg 57%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 60%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 22%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 7%
  • Vitamin K 7µg 8%
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